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JOE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels' Joe Smith relishing closer role

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Smith didn't know he'd be the Angels' closer at this point in the season, but now that he is, he's embracing his role. Ernesto Frieri is gone, traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. Jason Grilli is here, acquired in the Frieri deal. The benefactor is Smith, who acknowledges that as a relief pitcher, it's important to be prepared for...
Via Fox Sports West
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Smith gets first crack as closer, doesn't disappoint in Angels' win

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Smith woke up Monday morning knowing he was going to pitch. In reality it was more like Monday afternoon after waking up around 2pm because he didn't get to bed until 6am as a result of the Angels spending all night flying across the country. Rather he believed it or was just delirious, the feeling stuck with him as he made his way through the Angels clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports West
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels get pitching help

The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season last year and it was all based around the horrid pitching staff, from starters to the bullpen, the Angels simply just couldn’t get anybody out. Joe Smith should shore up the back end of the bullpen (photo credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) Past ace Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, the Angels had a horrible season on the...
Via isportsweb.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Joe Smith, Angels agree on 3-year deal

Free agent right-hander Joe Smith could finalize his $15.75 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels before Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Smith agreed to terms on his new deal during the weekend and was traveling home from vacation Tuesday in order to undergo his physical with Los Angeles, the person...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels agree to terms with reliever Joe Smith

The Angels bolstered their bullpen Saturday night, agreeing to terms with former Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith on a three-year deal for about 15 million. The signing, confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them, is not expected to be announced until Smith passes a physical. Smith, who turns 30 in March, has been one of...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News and Rumors: Indians lose Smith to the Angels

With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this new MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Saturday, November 23rd. Top...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agency: Tribe reliever Joe Smith to sign with Angels

Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith is set to sign a 3-year, $15 million deal from the Los Angeles Angels, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Saturday night. The 29-year-old Smith was expected to depart this offseason, as general manager Chris Antonetti had previously addressed the team’s radical bullpen turnover. The Indians already released Chris Perez, while Smith, Rich Hill...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
BACK IT UP

Indians reliever leaves bullpen too early

Just when you thought that you'd seen it all in a Major League Baseball game, Cleveland Indians reliever Joe Smith provided us with something I've never seen before. Cleveland starting pitcher Justin Masterson appeared to be ready to come out and Smith thought manager Manny Acta had called him from the pen. Sadly, Acta didn't and Mr. Smith had a forgettable moment...
Via Outside the Boxscore
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Tribe pitcher Joe Smith forgets ID, uses the “I pitch for the Cleveland Indians” line, fails miserably

I don’t need to tell you that being a professional athlete has its perks, but even the benefits of fame in the sports world has its limitations, especially when you’re a little known relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians with a rather common name. The Tribe’s Joe Smith was involved in an altercation with bar staff at the Roundhouse Bar in Put-In-Bay, Ohio early Sunday morning...
Via The Last Angry Fan
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians’ Joe Smith Reportedly Involved in Bar Fight

Reports obtained from Put-in-Bay Police Department allege that Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Joe Smith was involved in an altercation wherein the player attempted to enter an establishment without proper identification and was detained following his attempt to use “being a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians” as suitable response. Per the report, “Mr. Smith” grew upset with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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